38 million Americans hit the road for holiday according to AAA

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.—As the long holiday weekend comes to a close, many people are heading back home. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office said holidays bring an increase of impaired drivers, and they do what they can to prevent potentially fatal situations. “In Gibson County we have a definite increase in traffic flow on the holidays, we try to make sure…

Scotts Hill Memorial Day Service hosts record number

SCOTTS HILL, Tenn. — Young and old gathered Monday morning to honor their fallen service men and women. Recognition of their sacrifice rang through the air as the tune of “Taps” carried through the park as Scotts Hill. “I’m the one who plays “Taps,” and it’s hard. That’s my favorite part,” Air Force Veteran Danny Jackson said. The Scotts Hill American Legion hosted their…

Rain chances return this week

  Weather Update: 9:15 PM Currently skies are slowly becoming more cloudy. the northeastern half of West Tennessee is still under mostly clear skies while the southwestern half is under mostly to partly cloudy skies. Temps are still mild and in the upper 60s to upper 70s. A few spots still sitting at 80 degrees. High pressure was in control…

Delta Faucet has immediate openings for Assembly

Delta Faucet has immediate openings for Assembly: Modified 2nd Shift (6 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.) Hourly compensation starts at $14.88/hour with increases at 6 months and one year. Shift premium also applies. Delta Faucet offers full-time employees a competitive compensation and benefits package, complete with matching 401k, and on-site medical clinic free to our employees. Drop your gym membership when you join Delta…

McKenzie honors fallen service members at ceremony on town square

McKENZIE, Tenn. — A special ceremony Monday at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown McKenzie recognized U.S. service members killed fighting for our country. “These guys understood that with our freedom comes responsibility, and they stepped up and shouldered that responsibility,” Master Sgt. David Jarrett said. Jarrett serves in the Tennessee Army National Guard and did tours in Iraq and Kuwait….

Board members start search for new Adams Co. school chief

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – Some members of the Natchez-Adams County School District Board of Trustees believe discussions need to start soon on the selection of a new superintendent. Board President Amos James tells The Natchez Democrat that the trustees have been concentrating on the transition of Interim Superintendent Fred Butcher. Butcher was hired in April to replace former Superintendent Frederick…

Jackson, Miss., woman found dead under her house

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Jackson, Miss., police are investigating the death of a 78-year-old woman whose body was found under her house. Jackson news outlets report that the body of Louise Baker was found Sunday. Her friends and relatives had been searching for her since Saturday. Jackson Police Department Commander Tyree Jones said there were no signs of trauma and…

Square dancers will try to break record at July festival

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Rehearsals are underway in Murfreesboro leading to an attempt to break the Guinness world record for largest square dance in July. The Daily News Journal says participants don’t have to know how to do-si-do to be involved. Square dance newbies and aficionados joined for a recent practice on the Public Square. Uncle Dave Macon Days President…

Former Lexington FBI chief advising on movie about slaying

PARIS, Ky. (AP) – More than a quarter-century ago, Jim Huggins led the investigation into the death of an FBI informant that ended with an agent pleading guilty to manslaughter. Now he’s helping filmmakers tell the story in a movie being shot in Kentucky. Earlier this month, Huggins was in Paris, Kentucky, where a crew was shooting inside the Bourbon…

Shiloh National Military Park hosts Memorial Day ceremonies

1/9Shiloh 5 2/9Shiloh 4 3/9Shiloh 3 4/9Shiloh 2 5/9Shiloh 1 6/9Shiloh 7 7/9Shiloh 6 8/9Shiloh 9 9/9Shiloh 8 HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — Organizers at Shiloh National Military Park hosted their annual Memorial Day observance Monday. Crowds turned out for the ceremonies which included the laying of a wreath on an unknown soldier’s tomb. State Rep. David Byrd also spoke at the event….